How can we tell if a cat is happy?

There are many ways a cat shows they are happy.

They are active. A happy cat explores their territory, investigates things of interest, and tries to interact with their environment.

A cat who hides all the time is a fearful and sad cat.

They make stuff "theirs." A happy cat rubs their face on furniture and finds different spots for hanging out.

Cats who stay in one place are not comfortable in their home.

They invite contact. A happy cat rubs their face on people they like.

Cats who avoid head contact do not have enough trust with people yet.

They make happy sounds. A happy cat talks to people or purrs when they are petted.

Some cats are very quiet, and we have to put our hand on their chest to feel their purr.

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